Butterfly Basting!

The last week was soooo frustrating. My white Kona fabric didn’t come because the vendor was on holiday. Luckily I managed to snag the last two metres of a bolt at the Great Northern Quilt Show and so had enough to finish the butterfly blocks while we were at my mum’s house. I then had to wait until Friday for the package to arrive before I could add the borders round the butterfly blocks.

Anyway, I finally got the borders on last night – whilst dipping in and out of Last Night of the Proms… Chinese pianist Lang Lang was playing – and was mesmorising as always – so my sewing had to take place around his solo spots! What an amazing guy he is. Technically brilliant, to a staggering degree, and I think what draws the audience in so completely is that he looks as though every single note fills him with utter joy. Enjoyment and wonder shines from his face with each phrase he plays. What’s more, he’s a lovely chap, great fun and a good sport to boot. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times ┬áback in the days of my TV career and really, you couldn’t wish for a nicer or more amenable chap.

Back to the butterflies… I basted it all this morning, that was quite an exhausting job. Done now though, and ready to quilt. I’ll have to do a bit of practice though, I haven’t done any freemotion for a couple of months…

Do you think I can finish this by end of play Friday? I reeeeally hope so. I had a dream last night that I had finished it, and that we were in the car on the way to the party and I had left the quilt at home. Was rather relieved to wake up from that one…! Quilt nightmares, whatever next…?

 

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